Qld jobless rate rises to 58 pc in July, survey finds
Job growth has been strong in Queensland in June, lifting its unemployment rate to 58pc from 53pc in May, according to official data released on Wednesday.
The national average of 55.7pc was below the April figure.
The figures were from the Employment Advisory Bureau’s monthly survey of 594 Queensland employees, conducted between May 2 and May 9.
It shows 459,000 of the province’s 2.2 million people were employed in private-sector positions and another 461,000 in part-time.
Some 623,000 people were either unemployed or looking for work in June, compared with 589,000 a month before, and 588,000 in May, the ABS said.
“The latest figures provide some evidence that unemployment is lower than was predicted at the start of the year, which may help boost interest rates in recent months,” it said in a statement.
“However, the figures confirm that Queensland has always had a labour shortage and that the current jobless rate is an outlie영천출장샵r in the labour market.”
The ABS’s Mark Thomas told 972 ABC Brisbane’s Tom Tait the figures were encouraging for the state, but called for better forecasting practices in the national unemployment figures.
“I don’t think a lot can come of this month’s unemployment rate, at least not yet,” he said.
“It would be encouraging if the data were revised down a little bit.”
The May labour market survey was based on the final monthly unemployment report.
More people in jobs than out of work since early January
The ABS has forecast that the Queensland unemployment rate will increase from 52.3pc to 53.1pc this year and stay at 55.7pc until mid-2019.
In a statement, the ABS said that since December, t울산출장마사지he number of people working part-time in Queensland had declined, while the number of people finding full-time work had also declined.
The latest figures show that the number of people actively looking for work has dropped to 483,000, with just 486,000 people actively looking for work.
The ABS said there is some evidence unemployment is also lower in recent weeks, but that those numbers in all of the other su카지노rveys were under-estimated because there were a number of more recent releases.
The ABS has also raised its estimates of net migration to 973,000.